Banner image

Video: Elliott Relishes Coaching Learning Curve

Wade Elliott says the transition from City skipper to Under-21 manager has been “a great learning curve” on the first step of the coaching ladder.

Now two months into his first job since calling time on a playing career that spanned more than 700 appearances, the 36-year-old is enjoying passing on his wisdom to the club’s promising group of youngsters.

But City’s double-winning skipper admits he is finding out as much about himself as his players in his new role.

“I’m fortunate that I get a lot of help so I’ve not come into it completely blind,” Elliott told Bristol City Player HD in an extended interview.

“It’s great for me as a learning curve. You plan the coaching, you manage the different issues that come up in players’ lives and you do the admin.

“Coming from a playing perspective where you’re just focused on getting yourself right for the weekend, all of a sudden you step into the job and you have different problems coming at you from different angles.

“I’m just lucky to be surrounded by good people who have seen it and done it, and who are really generous with their time and advice.

“The gaffer is always there if I need anything, and I’ve got a lot of people to lean on. I talk about the lads being open minded and soaking things up, but I’m trying to take that same approach myself.

“I want to sponge up as much knowledge and information as I can and try to develop myself. I’m trying to develop myself as much as the lads on the pitch.

“I’ve got a really good bunch to work with and when the sun is out I still get to come out on the football pitch and have a knock about, so I can’t complain!”

Related News

Elliott appointed Bristol City's Under-21 manager

Elliott appointed Bristol City's Under-21 manager

Posted: Monday, June 8th 2015

Elliot Offered Under-21s Role

Elliot Offered Under-21s Role

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th 2015

So Glad To Be Back - Elliott

So Glad To Be Back - Elliott

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Bristol Sport Stars Nominated For Host Of Awards

Bristol Sport Stars Nominated For Host Of Awards

Posted: Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Latest News

📝 Match report: Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Bristol City

📝 Match report: Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Bristol City

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021

📝 Match report: Exeter City 0-4 Bristol City

📝 Match report: Exeter City 0-4 Bristol City

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021

✍️  Powell arrives in the West Country

✍️ Powell arrives in the West Country

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021

MansionBet Match Preview: Exeter City (A)

MansionBet Match Preview: Exeter City (A)

Posted: Monday, July 26th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Farewell to departing players
Rugby icon

Farewell to departing players

Bristol Bears Women can confirm the departure of seven players this summer.

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021 • Rugby

Sinckler set for second Springboks Test
Rugby icon

Sinckler set for second Springboks Test

Kyle Sinckler has retained his place in the British & Irish Lions squad for the second Test in Cape Town on Saturday.

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021 • Rugby

 Bristol Sport Appoints Ben Latty As Group Commercial Director
Football icon

Bristol Sport Appoints Ben Latty As Group Commercial Director

Bristol Sport is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Latty as Group Commercial Director.

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th 2021 • Football

Gallery: pool recovery at The Downs School
Rugby icon

Gallery: pool recovery at The Downs School

Bristol Bears continued their pre-season campaign with a pool recovery session at The Downs School, Wraxall.

Posted: Monday, July 26th 2021 • Rugby

Sinckler's Lions storm to first Test victory
Rugby icon

Sinckler's Lions storm to first Test victory

Luke Cowan-Dickie’s try and Dan Biggar’s boot helped The British & Irish Lions stage a stunning second-half comeback to beat the Springboks in the first Test.

Posted: Monday, July 26th 2021 • Rugby